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by steamie1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: New 2018 Mamod Saddle tank
Replies: 1
Views: 3664

New 2018 Mamod Saddle tank

by steamie1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Boulton
Replies: 0
Views: 3977

Mamod Boulton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNo5dxpK4JY
Very impressed with the quality of the New Boulton.
by steamie1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Mamods & MSS
Topic: Mamod Brunel
Replies: 13
Views: 11342

Re: Mamod Brunel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyNtELG4UQc&t=3s
Very pleased with this loco. Quality offering recommend
by steamie1
Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Pillar drill advice
Replies: 24
Views: 14186

I can offer something here. It would be good if you could physically see it and handle it no matter what the make. Grab the chuck and check its play. Laterally and up and down. They often come of the production line with varying tolerances at the cheaper end of the spectrum. I went to buy top qualit...
by steamie1
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Garden Railway Technical Help & Advice
Topic: Un-warping warped wood
Replies: 16
Views: 10132

Cabinet makers stack wood end on (thinside down) and face the bow face  away from the light.
by steamie1
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: snow on the north avenue line
Replies: 4
Views: 4407

I love the way the cars look and the tyre tracks. Hey! the lady in the Bikini makes it all feel so cold!
by steamie1
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Internally fired mamod steam leak test
Replies: 9
Views: 6514

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTCnpazV0Uc

Look how slow and smooth they can get! Keep going it's all worth it in the end.
by steamie1
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Internally fired mamod steam leak test
Replies: 9
Views: 6514

You know the pistons get sided? The faces do too. Never interchange the oscillating faces. Going back to pistons, when taking the rod off the wheel don't rotate them. I marked the brass hole connection at the end of the rod (outside part, small mark with scribe) in case I removed the con rod from th...
by steamie1
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Internally fired mamod steam leak test
Replies: 9
Views: 6514

Put some wet and dry on a sheet of glass or a known flat surface making sure it is all flat. Add some oil and gently rub flat the face. Start coarse then go fine with the wet and dry.( Lapping faces in) As a finish go medium and rub say twice one way then 45 degrees the other on both faces as a fini...
by steamie1
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Internally fired mamod steam leak test
Replies: 9
Views: 6514

A good thing to do is dismantle and lap/cross hatch the faces together clean add steam oil to faces and reassemble.
(Cross hatch/lap let us know if you need help on this process if needed)
by steamie1
Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If you have children, you will understand
Replies: 1
Views: 2592

Get into their world. Great!
by steamie1
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Using found items in bashes and builds
Replies: 20
Views: 12441

Jet loco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orgmjfump8M A friend of mine crashed his polystyrene ducted fan aircraft model. I used this with a cycle drink bottle and spinner to make the Jet loco. It has a top speed of around 40mph but we can't open it up on the D.L.R.. Reverse is a model car speed controller, t...
by steamie1
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Confusing burner???
Replies: 4
Views: 3991

The air ratio has to be specific to work. Mamod have had many issues over the years when changing new models, getting the air holes/ shield right. There is more in this game. Chris on the Mamod section highlights some issues with early new models. All more clever than first seemed.
by steamie1
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Construction of the MQR
Replies: 111
Views: 64093

Yes Yes! we all like a work in progress shot. Thanks!
by steamie1
Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Swift Sixteen hoppers
Replies: 12
Views: 8206

Weathering makes it all look real. Well done you!
by steamie1
Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Jung EL105 for the FBGR
Replies: 12
Views: 8185

That is brilliant! Lovely to see it progress in the shots too.
by steamie1
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 20
Views: 10251

Happy new year. Wishing you Health and Happiness.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkoDYfpNgdI
by steamie1
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Buddacre Garden Railway has its first steam engine
Replies: 17
Views: 11652

Might be worth running it a while before major changes. I found with Mamods you get to know when the water is running out. It slows and wants the runner to turn the gas up in effect. Don't. Allow to cool, and re-oil the running gear/moving parts. A gauge is a 'nice to have' but not essential, when y...
by steamie1
Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: ruined coal mine
Replies: 37
Views: 15375

Inspirational!
by steamie1
Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: minor seasonal embuggerances
Replies: 7
Views: 3947

Spin off from Jack Barkleys. Royce service and Engineering. They are still going in Betchworth nr. Reigate as far as I know. Anyway we all jumped around in brown suits worked in a very clean garage and new some very odd customers of which only one or two were happy. I would hate to be very wealthy a...